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Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox - an emergency community network when everything is down (updated with links in the slides)

Harish Pillay

March 15, 2015

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  1. Internet Society Singapore Chapter Harish Pillay President, ISOC Singapore Chapter

    h.pillay@ieee.org 9V1HP
  2. Brief History • Established in June 2011 • It is

    registered as a society under the Societies Act of Singapore. • Membership growth has been slow but steady and it stands at about 50
  3. Seminars, Advocacy • Participated and commented on: • Licensing of

    blogs and online commentaries • The sharing economy issues around “archaic” regulations • IoT – Standards making with the IT Standards Committee and building awareness • Changes to the Singapore Copyright Act – came into force in January 2015: • CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/trade-association-aims- to/1586388.html • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/official938live1/digital-privacy
  4. IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) • ISOC SG participated

    in the bidding process for the creation of the ICG Secretariat for the transition of IANA in September 2014 • After many rounds of discussions and presentations, we were awarded the ICG Secretariat role • We are particularly proud of this appointment
  5. Activities for 2015 • “Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox” or e7ytoolbox

    workshop to create a self-sustaining Internet when all established connections are “destroyed” - at FOSSAsia March 2015 • “Issues around harassment in a online realms” seminar - tba • “Duty of Care” seminar – March 21 2015 • IoT Asia conference – April 2015 • Tamil Internet conference – May/June 2015
  6. What are we doing today?

  7. Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox #e7ytoolbox

  8. Secure Emergency Nomadic Toolbox #e7ytoolbox

  9. E7y == Emergency

  10. Isaac Asimov's Incredible Vision (exerpt from interview in 1988 with

    Bill Moyers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZmFEFO72gA
  11. Looking 20 years from now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4fX3gOQUg

  12. It Could Have Been This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pPfyYtiBc

  13. It's about Communications

  14. Incommunicado is the cruelest form of punishment

  15. A Robust Communication System

  16. Postel's Law

  17. "Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what

    you accept from others." (RFC 793)
  18. But this principle might need some refinement for today's networks

    (see Eric Allman's ACM commentary - http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114933-the-robustness-principle- reconsidered/fulltext )
  19. E7y Communications Pioneers

  20. When Everything is Down (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfNxOjFv-FA)

  21. What was the impetus? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nOJWDxFHPk)

  22. Ham Radio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4U1bWA19B4)

  23. Today's Scenario

  24. The Internet is TURNED OFF

  25. How Would You Communicate? Open Discussion

  26. Let's Build As Solution

  27. We will build a Minimum Viable Internet

  28. What do we need?

  29. The Start of a Laundry List • Computers – desktops,

    laptops, tablets • Software – It MUST be Free and Open Source Software, or at the very least reverse engineered closed software • Wires, wiring tools • Antennae • Power systems: rechargeable batteries, power generators (diesel, natural gas, solar)
  30. Some Principles To Consider I. It must be built securely,

    or if it is not possible, know that it is not secure II. Must be able to be used by the majority of people III. Must be buildable using tools that are generally available IV. Little or NO restrictions on sharing of code, hardware design etc. V. No SPOF – Single Point Of Failure
  31. SARTS.org.sg The Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society

  32. ARRL.org The Amateur Radio Relay League

  33. IARU.org International Amateur Radio Union World Amateur Radio Day April

  34. Sahana Project

  35. Ushahidi.org

  36. The Serval Project

  37. For Today's Workshop, Let's Builds a Serval Mesh

  38. Go to Google Play and download “The Serval Mesh”

  39. Now, build

  40. Next Steps Join the Internet Society Singapore Chapter – http://isoc.sg/application-form/

  41. Thank You! Harish Pillay h.pillay@ieee.org